Yves Behar's Fuseproject design studio teams with tiny frame builder, SyCip Designs, to craft a new urban bike, one that can handle San Francisco's hills during daily chores.
The Oregon Manifest bike building competition pitted three teams of bike builders with global design consultancies. One of the most novel approaches featured an electronic bike that was surprisingly cool.
World-class designers teamed with small handcrafted bike makers compete to create the most useful urban bike ever.
Yves Behar turns his attention to See Well to Learn Better, a program aimed at designing and distributing durable glasses to needy Mexican children.
The new packaging will supposedly help the lifestyle apparel company reduce paper use by 65 percent and carbon emissions by 10,000 tons every year.
An electric bike, created by global design consultancy Ideo and Santa Cruz, Calif., bike maker Rock Lobster Custom Cycles, wins the Oregon Manifest competition to build the ultimate utility bike.
The bookseller has officially introduced the Nook Color, a $249 Android-based color e-reader with a 7-inch screen that will ship on November 19. CNET has the full details.
editor's notebook S.F. confab devoted to sustainable design attempts to get the good ideas growing.
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad.